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Hunter Wellington Boots: How to Clean Hunter Wellies

Hunter Wellies rain boots are legendary rain gear worn by both Socialites and fashionistas on a budget.

While American businessman Henry Lee Norris manufactured the first pair of rubber Wellington boots in Scotland in 1956, he did not include an instruction manual, however on ” how to clean hunter wellies.”

And if you own a pair of Hunter Wellies, you’ll want to keep them in top shape and clean from one season to the next. There’s no need to panic if your Wellington boots become dirty.

Use the following tips to give your Wellies some TLC during the upcoming rainy season.

  • Wipe and dry your Hunter Wellies after each wearing. Wash your Wellington boots using a capful of liquid detergent and lukewarm water. If your Wellington Boots  have zipper the teeth like the Balmoral Sovereigns, you should keep the zippers clean and free from dirt.
  • Store your Hunter Wellies in a dry and cool place to prevent mildew growth and odors. Avoid storing your rain boots in direct sunlight or near a warm stove or radiator.  Exposure to high heat and sunlight can shorten the life span of the rubber and cause the material to dry and crack. Do not fold your Wellington boots before you store them; this too can cause cracking and tearing in your Wellingtons.
  • If white marks appear on your Wellington boots in hot weather, there  is no need to throw away your Hunter Wellies. In humid or hot weather, white marks may appear on your rain boots. These white marks are not a defect, but a release of a protective wax coating known as “blooming”. Every Hunter Wellington boot is made from 100% natural ingredients and small amounts of wax are included in the rubber compound when the Wellington boots are created. If white marks appear on your boots, you can wipe this blooming clean with a warm damp cloth and McNett UV Tech Protectant & Rejuvenator.

You might not feel like singing in the rain, but a pair of wellies might keep you dancing in a downpour.Whether you are a fab fashionista or a fashion newbie these three steps on how to clean your Hunter Wellies will help extend the life of your glorious and glamorous Wellington boots.


  • Reply Designer Shoe Lover November 16, 2010 at 1:25 pm

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  • Reply lenny October 9, 2012 at 3:01 am

    If you have wellies, it’s quite easy to clean them. you just need some water or even just some damp or wet clothes. Some says that because it is just wellies, it doesn’t need to clean but surely you would want to clean them when they have been through rough roads, won’t you?

  • Reply wellies boots October 9, 2012 at 3:06 am

    For me, I can see that it is important to always clean your wellies after you have wore it everywhere. It’s still best to take care of your things if you want to keep them with you for a long time. and don’t you want a clean pair of wellies whenever you’ll need them?

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